Timothy Hamlett’s Body Found in Hudson River

Penn track star had been missing since December.

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Posted by Missing Timothy Hamlett on Monday, June 1, 2015

The body of Timothy Hamlett, a Penn track star missing since December, was found in New York’s Hudson River over the weekend.

“On Monday afternoon, Katherine Hamlett confirmed that her son, former Penn junior Timothy Hamlett, had been found dead on Friday in the Hudson River. She said she believes her son jumped from the George Washington Bridge, committing suicide,” the Daily Pennsylvanian reports.

“We never had any indication that our son was suicidal at all. It is important to me that people do know that this is what he did,” Hamlett told the paper. “I don’t want to sweep it under the rug and avoid the reality of how he died.”

“Hamlett’s parents say they last saw their son on Dec. 26 when he said he was going to Manhattan. He wasn’t seen or heard from again. Police found the Teaneck man’s cellphone and wallet in Manhattan in January,” AP adds. “Hamlett was on leave from Penn at the time of his disappearance.”

A funeral is planned for June 12.

For confidential support if you are having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Learn about the warning signs of suicide at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.